Mission of Cacaolab

All over the world, consumers are fond of Belgian chocolates.Their superior quality and taste is based on the skills, craftsmanship and devotion of their producers.

This has inspired researchers of Ghent University to explore the wonders of chocolate scientifically. Over the past decades, they have built up scientific expertise and have developed an analytical toolbox for chocolate-related research.

All this has resulted in 2009 in the inauguration of UGent Cacaolab, a unique small-scale experimental chocolate and fillings production facility.

Combining fundamental knowledge with a strong partnership with the industry, UGent Cacaolab aims to create innovative chocolate products and processes and to stimulate the export potential of chocolate producers.

Take your time to explore Cacaolab in the movie below (movie created for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo)